For lovers of vintage film posters and stills going back to the early days of cinema, Cinedoc is the place to head to. Drawers of amazing french vintage film posters vie for your attention competing with scene stills and photographs of the stars of all nationalities. The shop is crammed from floor to ceiling - a treasure trove. Cinedoc is in the Passage Jouffroy, a wonderful almost secret network of covered glazed shopping arcades dating from the nineteenth century. Each of the 30 passages has its own architectural style - some like the Galerie Vero-Dodat are very grand with black marble columns and painted shopfronts. Others such as the Passage des Panoramas are a little run down but contain delightful bric-a-brac shops and stamp dealers. The Passages of Paris are hidden gems well worth discovering away from the traffic clogged boulevards.
45-53 Passage Jouffroy
T: 01 48 24 71 36
Located off Boulevard Montmartre
Metro: Grandes Boulevards
Nestled in the Marais Free 'P' Star is a treasure trove of all things vintage. From 70s dresses, to denim waistcoats, 80s t-shirts, chunky knits and a tangled mountain of leather belts and bags, you're guaranteed to stumble across a second-hand fashion jewel on any visit. Compared to Paris's other vintage boutiques, Free 'P' Star miraculously manages to keep its prices low, whilst not scrimping on quality. What the shop lacks in floor space it makes up in quantity, and you can enjoy a good rummage whilst sandwiched between Paris's hippest boys and girls. Access to the equally well-stocked basement floor is via a spiral staircase, and entertainment provided by a suitably retro playlist. The best part comes afterwards when you can enjoy re-examining your purchases over a cafe creme in any of the eateries on its doorstep in the Marais.
8 Rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie
Metro: Hotel de Ville
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